Thursday, May 17, 2012

Staff Favorite: the Rolex "Commando"

This Rolex "Commando", reference# 6429, is an extremely rare and highly collectable manual wind watch that was limited in production in, and only in, 1972. Regarded as a stripped down version of the Explorer, reference# 1016, it's case is much thinner, with different hands, but has the same "3,6,9" markers on it's dial. The "Commando" was sold exclusively at Post Exchange stores on United States military bases. This model was the least expensive watch in the Rolex catalog at the time, and is now among the rarest, most sought after Rolex timepieces ever produced.

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